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ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

By : Marco Schwartz
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ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook

By: Marco Schwartz

Overview of this book

The ESP8266 Wi-Fi Module is a self contained System on Chip (SOC) with an integrated TCP/IP protocol stack and can give any microcontroller access to your Wi-Fi network. It is capable of either hosting an application or offloading all Wi-Fi networking functions from another application processor. This book contains practical recipes that will help you master all ESP8266 functionalities. You will start by configuring and customizing the chip in line with your requirements. Then you will focus on core topics such as on-board processing, sensors, GPIOs, programming, networking, integration with external components, and so on. We will also teach you how to leverage Arduino using the ESP8266 and you'll learn about its libraries, file system, OTA updates, and so on. The book also provide recipes on web servers, testing, connecting with the cloud, and troubleshooting techniques. Programming aspects include MicroPython and how to leverage it to get started with the ESP8266. Towards the end, we will use these concepts and create an interesting project (IOT). By the end of the book, readers will be proficient enough to use the ESP8266 board efficiently.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
ESP8266 Internet of Things Cookbook
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Customer Feedback
Preface
Index

About the Reviewer

Catalin Batrinu graduated from the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Electronics, Telecommunications, and Information Technology. He has worked as a software developer in telecommunications for the past 16 years.

He started working with old protocols to the latest network protocols and technologies so he caught all the transformations in telecommunication industry.

He has implemented many telecommunication protocols, from access adaptations and backbone switches to high capacity carrier-grade switches on various hardware platforms, such as Wintegra and Broadcom.

Internet of Things came as a natural evolution for him, and now he collaborates with different companies to construct the world of the future that will make our life more comfortable and secure.

Using ESP8266, he has prototyped devices such as irrigation controller, smart sockets, window shutters, lighting control using Digital Addressable Lighting Control (DALC), and environment control, all of them being controlled directly from a mobile application over the cloud. Even an MQTT broker with a bridging and web socket server has been developed for the ESP8266. Soon, all these devices will be part of our daily life, so we will all enjoy their functionality.

You can read his blog at http://myesp8266.blogspot.com.